February 28, 2022 | External Resource
State-level Data for Understanding Child Welfare in the United States
Sarah Catherine Williams
February 28, 2022
This comprehensive child welfare resource provides state and national data on child maltreatment, foster care, kinship caregiving, and adoption from foster care. The data are essential to help policymakers understand how many children and youth came in contact with the child welfare system, and why. States can use this information to ensure their child welfare systems support the safety, stability, and well-being of all families in their state.